Friday Firsts: Janel’s Self-Titled EP

  Written by: Stephen Cirino | Edited by: Taylor Davies     Janel is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Langhorne, PA. With musical influences ranging from Kanye West to Destiny’s Child, you’ll be sure to hear good beats with girl-group vocals. Her debut self-titled EP “janel.” is available on all streaming

Diana Is Calling’s New-Sounding Singles

  By Taylor Davies     Diana Is Calling found its roots in Philadelphia. Brought together by Melanie Juliano, the lead singer/songwriter, a group of aspiring artists from The University of The Arts in center city blend multiple genres. Melanie draws from several inspirations as she grew up listening to

Friday Firsts: “Poison” by Diana Is Calling

  By Stephen Cirino   Editor: Taylor Davies     Brought together by Melanie Juliano, the lead singer/songwriter, Diana Is Calling found its roots in Philadelphia at The University of The Arts, where their jazz training blossomed into friendship and genuine respect for each other’s artistry. Their collection of music

Friday Firsts: Strength To Love

  Writer: Stephen Cirino        Editor: Taylor Davies     Strength To Love (STL) is a multi-media campaign based on the same-titled book “Strength to Love” written by Martin Luther King Jr. The original record was created by Joe Zahm, our benefactor, as a part of a benefit

Friday Firsts: “Fly Away” by JxHar

  By: Stephen Cirino     Edited by: Taylor Davies     Born in Maryland and raised in Harlem, Jxhar cites a diverse set of influences including Kanye West, Gwen Stefani, Andre 3000, and Kid Cudi. He’s evolved considerably as an artist since purchasing his first piece of equipment at

Friday Firsts: P-Sides by Metal Pillow

  By: Stephen Cirino     Edited by: Taylor Davies     Metal Pillow is a producer and bassist based in Philadelphia. His music is a smooth blend of electronic, R&B, and jazz. His latest project, “P-Sides”, was just released on October 1st and is available on all major streaming

Big Thief at Union Transfer

Photos by Kate Lord

Livestream Rewind – Spring 2021

  By Taylor Davies   Design by Zack Stith    Livestream Rewind is where we recap our Instagram Live performances from the past season. We host UArts artists as well as artists affiliated with the UArts community, giving you the expansive experience of the Philadelphia area! This rewind features artists

Will Made Manifest – James Melton’s Debut Album

  By Taylor Davies     I have always used music as a way to cope with stress and anxiety. I really love falling into “flow” when writing, producing, or playing. The psychological state of flow is the closest thing to nirvana or heaven that I’ve ever experienced. Growing up

Legendary Jazz Musicians Connected to Philadelphia

  Curated by Cory Seals | Edited by Taylor Davies       Philly Joe Jones was an innovator of modern jazz drums whose signature hard-hitting rhythms drove the beat for decades of powerful players marching into the future of the genre. Born in Philadelphia on July 15, 1923, Jones

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